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    November 11, 2012
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>> ama: as we pay transcribe brute this veteran day, a look at the hard reality many face after returning home from service. i'm ama daetz. the adjustment back to civilian life can prove to be a difficult one for our nation are veterans. on this veterans day two groups in san francisco are working to change that. tomas, unique job training event is going on? >> they're getting some special help here at adobe systems. happening veterans with military technical training, transportation signifies -- transition those skills and other places veterans are getting homes.
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>> former marine is one of 40 vets taking part in the vehicles to tech hack-a-thon here at adobe system thursday san francisco. the program is the brainchild or katherine webster. she said she saw the need to provide transition help for vets who have hard time finding a job in the private sector with the skills they have. >> they can do any job with just a little training. >> she matched mentors with vets. former marine corps network engineer served two tours in afghan and -- afghanistan and one in iraq. >> four interviews and, we're sorry, you're not what we're looking for. >> he has been told his military trek nick cal training outdated and not transferable. while some veterans trying to find the job, others are left looking for a place to year. so this is about to open a new
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veterans center. vets will soon be able to call this home. >> for as long as they want to, the rest of their life. it's permanent housing. >> he is the chief operating officer and says it's taken six years to make this a reality for homeless vets there more than 60,000 homeless vets in the u.s. ronald jones served six years in the army and has been homeless off and on for 12 years. soon he will move into the montana. >> the best veteran day gift i could get. >> joe and other vets will get medical care, counseling, camaraderie, and a police to -- place call home. the veteran common is the first housing for veterans to open in san francisco since 2000. they'll we holding an open house tomorrow from 11:00 to 3:00. reporting live, abc-7 news. >> ama: 100 homeless veterans
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fromton anthonyys in the tenderloin took part in san san francisco's varps day -- veterans day parade. this year for the first time the parade began with hundreds of veterans on motorcycles. the parade began at 1:00 this morning and made its way done market street. organizers said the parade honors all soldiers, especially those who fought in afghanistan and iraq. >> the most important are the 10% to face the enemy eyeball to eyeball. they're the real heroes, and of course the win million that have been killed now. they're the heroes. >> nearly a thousand veteran were expected to attend the parade. ♪ >> ama: those who lost their lives serving their country, as well as those who turn to serve, were honored at golden gatele national cemetery. the event included music and a
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wreath presentation. at arlington national cemetery president obama says americans must commit this day and every day to serve veterans as well as they have served us. >> we pause as a nation and as a people, to pay tribute to you, to thank you, to honor you, the heroes over the generations who have served this country of ours with distinction. >> ama: the president and mrs. obama hosted a white house breakfast with veterans and visited section 60 of arlington cemetery, the burial ground for military personnel killed in the global war or terror. >> a senior u.s. military official says the author who had an affair with david petraeus sent a harassing female.
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peat trace quit his post went it was revealed he had an extramarital affair. details are becoming clearer tonight. here's a report. reporter: as a nation's top spy master, david petraeus must have known something about clandestine operations. why couldn't he keep his secret affair with his biographer, paula broad we were, undercover. it turned out their romance unrastled when a woman in florida received a strange and harassing e-mail from the author. kelly notified the fbi, began an information, worried the cia director's e-mail account had been compromised. what the bureau found was not compromised security but two people in a compromising position. described as, quote, human drama, including intimate exchanges between broad we were and petraeus.
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>> there had been rumors of an affair between him and paula broadwell for some time. just didn't seem the type. >> her friends know her not just for her good work but her good work. >> somebody as busy as she is takes the time to help somebody like me, there's not much time left for indiscretions. >> david, an active duty wounded warrior and a double amputee. last week broad we were was scheduled to skydive for their birthday but donated her jump to david. >> i have some serious questions about who is connecting the dots and how. >> petraeus reportedly started the affair after leaving the army in 2011 was the one to end it. >> he's trying to put his life back together right now and that's what he needs to focus on. >> as for paula broadwell, a married mother of two, this message was drawn in chalk on her driveway.
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>> ama: california senator dianne feinstein, the head of the senate intelligence committee, says she was unaware of the news about the scandal involving petraeus until he announced his resignation it today she said she learned about the matter from the media last week. >> i had not been told there was an affair. what i'd been told is that there was somebody else that he was -- he knew and was close to, and that mrs. broadwell sent these threatening e-mails to her, and she was frightened, and she went to the fbi. >> ama: feinstein says she has now been briefed by the fbi but want knows why the bureau didn't notify her sooner because of national security implications. police are still looking for man they say tried to run down an officer with a car this afternoon. officers had suspected the man of breaking into cars in the bay view district. after apparently trying to one he officer down, he got out of the car and it appears he ran
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into a construction site at third street. police brought in a dog to look for him and set up a perimeter. most new jersey residents should have their power back by tonight. nearly two weeks after super storm sandy damaged powerlines and knocked down poles. 150,000 homes remain without power in new york, 130,000 in long island, new york, most of those folks will see their lights come back. con edison still needs to check damaged equipment. the oatals do -- a cold weekend is coming to an end, let's find out if we have to deal with the chilly weather for the work week. >> leigh: you can see the live -- in the live camera, we're going to be warmer tonight. we'll look at the overnight lows. >> ama: a neighborhood looks like a war zone, homes reduced
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to rubble in indiana. a controversy mysteriously found in the bay area
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hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true.
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...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios >> ama: in syria opposition forces are uniting under a new leadership group. the u.s. and other western governments have been pressuring the opposition to form a common front while syria's ongoing civil war is drawing in its neighbors. israel today fired a warning shot into syria after a stray mortar shell hit an israeli military post. no injuries were reported.
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authorities allowed some residents to return to their homes in indianapolis after a natural gas explosion killed two people. firefighters found two bodies as they sifted through the rubble of homes leveled last night. four other people suffered minor injuries. the explosion damaged three dozen homes, some of them remain offlimits to residents. investigators spent the day looking for what caused the blast. an update now on a story abc-7 news brought you earlier this week. a missing historic clock has been restored. veterans return the clock to its original sight in 1934 the clock was erected in honor of veterans killed in war. but it was cut off its metal base and stolen after a long court battle over its legality on public land. the cross disappeared two years ago, thankses to a viewer tip, abc-7 news found it this week in san mateo county. ahead, results of a study that coffee drinkers will find
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hard to swallow. >> thieves are taking advantage of an early holiday shopping season. the new target, layway. >> looking outside, another chilly evening but meteorologist leigh glas
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new >> ama: this year stores are kick off the holiday shopping season earlier than ever. so are the thieves apparently. in a recent case in pennsylvania, criminals ripped off presents people put on layaway. the criminals were captured on video stealing tools from a wal-mart and then using the tools to break into trailers where layaway gifts were held for customers. there's a retail theft rise by as much as 30's during the holidays. >> easier for a thief because of the sheer volume. it becomes a target-rich
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environment for thieves. >> ama: this year the holiday shopping season is starting even earlier. at least two major retailers, sears and wal-mart, are going to open on thanksgiving. >> a new study says climate change has the wild coffee plant headed for extinction as soon as the year 2080. scientist in london ran computer models on global warning. the scientists say if their worst estimates come true in 68 years there would be nowhere on earth suit even for wild coffee growth. it could mean stinks of even beans grown on farms. >> two bay area teenagers are about to take on the nation in competition of wits, intelligence and inning -- inning future. >> thomas and joey made it to the national finals in map
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sciences and technology. the pair advanced for their research that could help improve the treatment and prevention of lung cancer, and not only are the students start, they're positive. >> you always miss 100% of the shots you don't take, so take a shot and then become part of this wonderful experience where you learn from your peers who are part of the same revetch innovation and it's a great experience-building event. >> ama: there will be a part of six teams competing next month. the top awards are a $1,000 schoomplet last year's national winner was angela bing of kuper teen know. let's get to leigh glaser and talk about a warmup? >> leigh: absolutely. you can see from the high definition emeryville cam, some high clouds starting to move in, and this well influence temperatures, not as cold as last night.
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the live doppler 7hd not showing any high clouds or moisture. that's good news. we'll get into a dry air mass overnight. current readings in the 50s. 55, san francisco, oakland, 59. ability -- antioch, 53. now, here's a look at our forecast. we will look for temperatures tonight not as cold, no frost advisories or warnings are in effect for the bay area tonight. it will be warmer through mid-week and then showers will return as we head into thursday and friday. speaking of cold. how cold? these are preliminary lows, cloverdale last night, 35. santa rosa, your low this morning was 30 degrees. napa, 32. check out novato. 29. antioch and san jose reached overnight temperatures of 38 degrees. the clouds over us helped to bring overnight temperatures up so we'll look for mid-to-upper 30s in the north bay. 48 for san francisco, 42 for half moon became interior east
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bay community, temperatures will be warmer overnight. upper 30s to mid-to-low 40s there. low pressure responsible for the cold air mass moved on towards the east. high pressure will bring is a dry day. we'll keep our eyes on the cold front here. this is monday. this band stays to the north. this is 11:00 monday night. we're dry. check out tuesday. very close to the north bay and san rafael and points northword. this forecast, we're going to put maybe a chance of an isolated shower in the forecast from the golden gate bridge north. by wednesday all of this pushes towards the north. so wednesday will be one of the nicest days this work week, with dry conditions and warmer temperatures. here's a look for highed for monday. napa, 62. oakland, 64. 64, san jose.
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gilroy, monterey bay, temperatures will climb into the 60s. 65 for santa cruz. the seven-day forecast, here you go, folks. a few stray showers in the north bay. monday night. and throughout the morning hours primarily on tuesday. we look for mild conditions on wednesday. temperatures warming back up into the mid-60s or so. chance of showers develop across the bay area late thursday night. chance on friday, but really it's going to be sunday and monday we're looking for a lot of rain to move in here. we'll keep you updated. >> ama: shu is here and -- >> mike: you guys didn't tell me you were wearing red. the raiders laid another egg and the niners lost alex smith in the second quarter with a concussion so co
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>> mike: 489ers hosting the rams. the rams seem refreshed. the 49ers complacent. on top of this alex smith left in the second quarter with a concussion. nice moment, fans saying thank you to veterans. alex smith takes off and instead of sliding feet first, he goes head first and gets leveled by dunbar. smith suffered a concussion but bounced right back up and kept playing. in fact he took them on a 78-yard drive, capped off with this touchdown. but smith would then leave the game. colin kaepernick took over. fourth quarter, keeps it himself. looked like he would be sopped.
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dives over the pylons, after a rams fumble on the kickoff, very next play, frank gore finds the end zone. two touchdowns in the span of six seconds. sam bradford, two tds, 24-21, st. louis. then in overtime, kaepernick keeps it himself. 31-yard field goal is money. are you kidding me? he missed. i. harbaugh can't believe it. then the rams have a chance to win. but a delay of game pushed them back five yards. the next chance this time from 58, he missed it. this game ended in a 24-24 tie. first tie since 2008 in the nfl, and first for the niners since 1986. wow. raiders struggles continue in baltimore with an impotent
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offense and a defense that can't stop anybody. this sums up how the raiders game would go. fourth and one, carson palmer trips on the snap. wow. is this professional football? joe flacco, no trouble. five yards on the score, 17-3, baltimore. raiders close the gap. palmer to heyward-bey. ed reed puts a hit on him. raiders score in the final two minutes of the first half every game this season. 20-10 ravens. flacco, 341 yards and three tds, including this one to smith. 34-10. five minutes left. up 41-17. ravens run a fake field goal. sam cox the holder, harbaugh felt a little guilty, 15th 15th straight home win for baltimore. longest streak in the nfl. raiders lose 55-20, falling to
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3-6. >> quite a story unfolded on the final pga tour event. the rookie had a panic attack on friday. fighting off accelerated heart beat and high blood pressure to take the lead. today he holds on to his pga tour card with the victory. to the par-5 8th. his approach. within a foot of the cup. charlie would birdie to take a two-extreme lead. then follows that up on the par-4 9th. another bird. he ahead eight on the day. he had one slip. what the heck, on 18. a bogey for a 3-under 69. wins his first pga event by two strokes, and celebrating with his wife and newborn child. a great
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hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios
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>> ama: local peacingactivists d tribute to veterans. a bugler played taps outside the california veterans home. roots of peace sponsored the tribute. that group works to remove land mines from war-torn countries. abc-7 sheryl jennings was the master of ceremonies. that does it for us here at abc-7 news. thank you for joining us. world news is next. captioned by closed captioning services inc. welcome to "world news."